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Brook Benton (1931–1988)

Singer/songwriter Brook Benton was born Benjamin Franklin Peay on September 19, 1931, in Camden, South Carolina. He became a gospel singer at a young age and was a member of the Camden Jubilee Singers. Benton moved to New York City at age 17 in 1948 to try his luck as a songwriter. When he first arrived in New York he sang with such gospel groups ... See full bio »

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 2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Take Care")
 2010 Flipped (writer: "A Lover's Question")
 2009 Soul Kitchen (writer: "I DON'T KNOW")
 2008 Seven Pounds (writer: "I Don't Know")
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (performer: "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)") / (writer: "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)")
 2008 A Christmas Tale (performer: "It's Been A Long Long Time")
 2007 Shattered (writer: "I'll Take Care of You")
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (writer: "Looking Back")
 2007 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill (2007) ... (writer: "I'll Take Care Of You" - uncredited)
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (performer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)")
 2002 Dahmer (writer: "You're Movin' Me")
 1999 The Hurricane (writer: "I Don't Know")
 1999 All the Rage (writer: "You're for Me")
 1999 The Dogwalker (writer: "I'll Take Care of You")
 1998 Finding Graceland (writer: "Kiddio")
 1997 My Son the Fanatic ("A Rockin' Good Way")
 1997 Boogie Nights (performer: "It's Just a Matter of Time") / (writer: "It's Just a Matter of Time")
 1996 The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (performer: "IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME")
 1995 All Men Are Liars (writer: "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love)")
 1994 Blue Sky (performer: " (Baby) You've Got What It Takes")
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Every Man's Family (1993) ... (performer: "Rainy Night in Georgia" by nm0925541)
 1993 Untamed Heart (performer: "This Time Of The Year")
 1989 Skin Deep (performer: "It's Just a Matter of Time") / (writer: "It's Just a Matter of Time" - as B. Benton)
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (performer: "A Rockin' Good Way") / (writer: "A Rockin' Good Way")
 1985 Mischief (writer: "A Lover's Question")
 1983 The Big Score (performer: "Glow Love" - as Brooks Benton)
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... (writer: "Endlessly")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.21 (1965) ... (performer: "Boil Weevil", "Hotel Happiness", "Supercalifraglistic")
 1964 A House Is Not a Home (performer: "House is Not A Home")
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Somewhere in the Used to Be" (uncredited))
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Episode #13.11 (1960) ... (performer: "Kiddio", "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Kiddio" - uncredited)
 1958 Country Music Holiday (writer: "Goodbye, My Darlin'", "Don't Walk Away from Me", "Ninety-Nine Percent")
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Other Works:

Single: "She Knows What To Do With 'Em" / "Touch 'Em With Love" (Cotillion Records) See more »

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Brook had 7 singles that reached #1 on the US R n B charts, which included the standards "It's Just A Matter Of Time", " So Many Ways" and " A Rainy Night In Georgia". See more »


Silky smooth baritone voice

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